Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation's CEO Krista Connell meeting with Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Dr. Jill Hayden   (Photo credit: Riley Smith )

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017):

  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation helps employees balance their work and personal lives with flexible work options and a 35-hour work week -- the organization also starts new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation, with an additional option of up to 5 paid personal days off -- previous work experience is also considered when setting individual vacation entitlements
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance along with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation supports new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 90% of salary for 52 weeks) and offers parental leave top-up payments to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 90% of salary for 35 weeks)
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation employees Meredith Campbell and Eric Rushton   (Photo credit: Riley Smith)

Highlights

Industry Health Research Funding
Established in Canada 2000
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 16
Average age of employees in Canada 43.75
Longest serving employee 15 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation leaders Marli MacNeil, Meredith Campbell, Nancy Carter and George Collier

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Health Research Funding
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 16
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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